[C++-sig] converting python list of strings to char *
abhi at qualcomm.com
Thu Mar 23 19:46:45 CET 2006
--On Thursday, March 23, 2006 8:41 AM -0500 Nat Goodspeed
<ngoodspeed at solidworks.com> wrote:
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>> I have functions such as
>> int run(int argc, char* argv)
>> which needs to be exported to python using Boost.Python.
>> How do I pass to the char *argv from python?
> [Nat] Depending on how many such functions you have, wouldn't it be
> simpler to publish thin wrappers? In this case the run() function you
> call from Python would be defined to accept a list of Python strings,
> and would then construct both arguments for the real run() function from
> that list.
[Abhi] That's what I did: wrapped individual functions. But now we have
quite a few more and it will be easier to just do it for the type: convert
a list of string to char *. Is that possible? I was looking at the
boost.python reference manual online, but did not see any examples.
> If you have many such functions, is it possible that pyplusplus would
> generate such wrappers automatically? (I'm not familiar with pyplusplus
> beyond the traffic I've seen here over the past few months.)
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